For release: Feb. 22, 2013
News and Media Relations contact: Jimmy Hart, 615-898-5131 or Jimmy.Hart@mtsu.edu
MURFREESBORO — Homer Pittard Campus School held its 36th annual Kindergarten Circus on Friday, upholding a much anticipated tradition at the K-5 school.
Among the student “acts” were lion tamers, snake charmers, jugglers, clowns, strong men, trapeze acts, magicians and ribbon twirlers. The children dressed up like the performers, including the animals, and put on a show before a lively audience of older classmates as well as parents, teachers and community supporters.
According to school officials, the circus was started by former kindergarten teacher Jenny Travis and “quickly became a tradition for each Campus School kindergarten class.”
“Memories of the circus are very dear to many Campus School alumni,” said kindergarten teacher Debbie Seigfried, who’s also an MTSU adjunct faculty member.
Located at on East Lytle Street, Campus School is a teaching laboratory school jointly operated by MTSU and Rutherford County Schools. By working with students and faculty at Campus School, university students can apply the knowledge gained through coursework in the classroom.
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